Speaker details

Alex Borysov


Alex Borysov is a senior software engineer at Netflix. He is a clean coder and a test-driven developer with solid experience in building and running World-scale software systems. During his career Alex developed and run machine-learning infrastructure for payments fraud detection at Google; large-scale backends at Nest; microservice architecture for World-leading social casino games; core infrastructure services for a unicorn startup in Silicon Valley with 300+ million users. He has been a speaker on Java, open-source technologies and building reliable software systems at numerous conferences, including Devoxx Belgium/UK/Ukraine/France, O'Reilly Open Source Conference and others.

gRPC-Web: It’s All About Communication

Front End

gRPC is a modern high performance RPC framework backed by Google. It already adopted by other industry leaders and smaller players thanks to its performance, streaming capabilities, fault-tolerance and many more features. gRPC-Web, open-sourced last year and reached GA several months ago, helps to bring most of gRPC advantages to the modern Web. In this talk we will cover how it makes backend-to-frontend collaboration easier, how it helps to avoid common pain points, and what its advantages are. As no tool and no approach are perfect, we will also discuss when it’s not a good fit. No matter if you’re a seasoned backend engineer, like Alex, or a frontend engineer building modern UIs, like Yevgen, this talk can be useful for you. During live demo session you will learn how you can start using gRPC-Web and why it can be beneficial for you and your project.

Scheduled on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:20 in Room 1